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Helen Wills Moody was the first female African American tennis player to achieve international fame. She had more Wimbledon titles than any woman in tennis history, until Martina Navratilova broke the record in 1990.

Each American president has had a personal piano with the exception of Gerald Ford and George Bush.
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Electric eels are not really eels but a kind of fish. Although they look like eels, their internal organs are arranged differently.

Gulls are seen 1,500 miles inland and in every U.S. state.

Ostriches can kick with tremendous force, but only forward.

The December 1946 issue of Arizona Highways was the first all-color issue of a nationally circulated magazine in the United States.

During the time of Christopher Columbus, comets were thought to be burning vapors arisen from some worldly swamp beyond the horizon.

King Tut's tomb contained FOUR coffins. The third coffin was made from 2,500 pounds of gold. And in today's market is worth approximately $13,000,000.

"Soldiers disease" is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
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Greenwich Mean Time only became universally accepted as the standard time throughout Britain with the growth of the railways in the late 19th century. It was felt that all train timetables should be standardized so GMT was adopted.

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